Katherine Heigl Leaves Grey’s Anatomy, Is Finally Free To Alienate Herself Elsewhere

By: Alex Blagg / March 12, 2010

If Katherine Heigl fans existed we are sure they would be sad to hear that the eternally crabby actress is (finally) leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

Or rather, she has already left! Apparently, Heigl’s final episode as Dr. Izzie has already aired. Heigl took some time off from Grey‘s earlier in the season to film a movie but when time came for her to return to the set, both ABC and Heigl decided it was best that she not return.

After years of speculation that Heigl would be leaving the show to peruse her fabulous movie star career that mostly revolved around her starring in cheesy chick flicks and saying regrettable things in magazine interviews, it is funny that she won’t be given a big, dramatic send-off for her final episode. Viewers were begging for a climatic ending to Heigl’s character but were only teased with Dr. Izzie’s bout of cancer. (Or, at least that is what people tell us–like most people who are under the age of 80, we don’t watch the show.)

Considering that Heigl never turned down the chance to insult the show’s cast and crew, we’re sure the Grey’s set is full of mourning for the loss of their shining star.